As promised, Alexandria, Virginia Mayor Bill Euille will be making his long-awaited announcement on whether or not he will actively seek the write-in vote for Mayor at 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 6th at Waterfront Park.
Multiple sources have CONFIRMED to me that Mayor Euille will be announcing he will actively seek the write-in vote for Mayor on November 3, 2015. Mayor Euille has told me on several occasions that he wanted to make sure there was a strong groundswell of support before committing to a run at November.
Looks like he may have that groundswell of support.
My sources tell me a growing group of residents began meeting shortly after the primary election and have provided infrastructure to the campaign. Two of the sources I spoke to said that those residents organized as they strongly believe that Mayor Euille and Kerry Donley split the vote in the primary of those in favor of swift commercial development. This was mentioned as the chief reason for organizing the effort from all three.
Longtime residents reading this may remember that former Mayor Frank Mann won a write-in campaign in Alexandria in 1961 as did retired Congressman Jim Moran who ran for Mayor of Alexandria in 1985 as an Independent. His write-in campaign challenged the Democratic nominee Charles Beatley and Congressman Moran was able to defeat Mr. Beatley.
How will this affect Mayor Euille’s status in the Alexandria Democratic Committee (ADC)? When Congressman Moran launched his write-in campaign bid he was thrown out of the ADC only to be welcomed back into the fold after he won. I have asked the Mayor about this potential battle with the ADC over the last month and he has said this is a fight he is ready for.
So, as the old saying goes, more to come…
(Image via Bill Euille on Facebook)
The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a fatal hit and run at the intersection of Braddock Road and Commonwealth Avenue. Sometime around 9:20 AM an unknown vehicle struck and killed a female pedestrian victim.
The victim has been identified and her name will not be released until family members have been notified.
The vehicle and driver involved in this incident have been identified. There is no further information available at this time.
Anyone who was in the area between 9:00 AM and 9:30 AM this morning and witnessed anything unusual or who has any information related to this incident is asked to call Investigator Barrett 703.746.6873.
(Photo via APD on Twitter)
APD determined the fatality collision at Commonwealth Avenue and Braddock Road was a Hit and Run.
Alexandria Police STILL need you help concerning this morning’s incident. If you were in the area between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. this morning and witnessed anything unusual, please call 703.746.6973.
UPDATE: APD investigating fatal pedestrian hit & run @ Braddock & Commonwealth. See something? Pls call 7037466873. pic.twitter.com/XUV9kJDKqh
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) September 3, 2015
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The Alexandria Fire Department and IAFF Local 2141 have begun its annual “Fill the Boot” fundraising campaign in Alexandria, Virginia. The campaign will go through Monday, September 7th and will help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
The campaign will be a cooperative effort between on-duty AFD personnel, AVFD personnel, and off-duty volunteers, to include friends and family. Volunteers will be recruited from each of the labor group as well (IAFF, PBFFA, and APMA).
Muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other related diseases take away the ability to walk, move, smile, talk or even breathe.
Proceeds will go towards research and treatments and will also help support MDA’s programs, such as state-of-the-art support groups and clinics, according to their release.
Over the last five years the Alexandria Fire Department has raised over $125,000 for MDA. I spotted firefighters out on Slater’s Lane this morning and helped ‘fill the boot’. Will you?